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Posthumous Education by Drew Hayes
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Series: Fred The Vampire Accountant #8
Published by Tantor Audio on January 17, 2023
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hours, 23 minutes
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Much like accountants, fey never forget a debt.
Just as Fred is settling down in his new abode, he receives word that a favor is being called in, one he promised to a dangerously powerful member of otherworldly royalty. Bracing danger, adventure, and unknown threats, Fred is instead asked to take on an entirely different role than anticipated.
Acting as interim professor at one of the few universities for supernatural entities, Fred will have to navigate a strange environment, eccentric coworkers, and unenthusiastic students. Yet that alone won't be enough, for this college has more history than the tales in its tomes.
Remnants of the past that could put Fred, and his students, in mortal peril.
It is great to be back in the world of Fred and the gang. I so love this series, with a vampire accountant and all his wide range of supernatural friends (and enemies). In Posthumous Education, Fred is being called upon to return his favor owed to the Winter Fae Queen. It is so easy; it is almost too good to be true. Fred is to fill in as a professor at a supernatural school and teach human finances. There is a member of Fae royalty who wants to learn from the best; and Fred is the best, even if he has no teaching background.
This is a fun addition to the series. It is nice to see all of these supernatural beings in a place where they can be themselves without worrying about the eyes of humans on them. We don’t get as much time with the rest of House of Fred members, but there are many new characters and even supernatural beings that we meet in this book.
This book has the many twists and turns that I’ve come to expect with this series. With sections named An Eventful Guest Lecture and An Impromptu Field Trip, you never know what is going to happen in a Fred book. While Fred is not the most powerful supernatural creature I’ve ever read about, he is very thoughtful and usually uses his skills of pragmatism to get him and his students out of danger.
If you’ve never read this series, I highly recommend it. I do recommend starting with book one, The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant. There are a large number of characters in this series, and they are introduced in many of the books in the series. You would miss a lot of the backstories of these characters if you start in the middle of the series.
This series is the only one I’ve listened to with narration from Kirby Heyborne. I think he nails Fred’s voice perfectly. I also enjoy his voice for the wide array of other characters. There is also a Full Cast production of this series. It started after I was already several books into the series. I’ve never tried it, because I’m such a huge fan of Hayes/Heyborne combination here. I can’t imagine taking in a Fred story any other way.
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It’s great to see it continues to be good after 8 books
I really love this series! Thanks for keying me into it. I have this one on my library list.
Ooo! This series sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing!
I liked Fred from the beginning. I need to pick up the series with book three and keep going. LOL, I don’t blame him for getting twitchy when the favor seems all too easy.
What a great series! I’m glad you’re enjoying it.
This is a series that I really want to read at some point. It just sounds like so much fun. I am so glad that you enjoyed it!
Love the idea of a vampire accountant, especially if you really like the series! Thanks for sharing this!